jimmyblues

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What were the radio stations of your youth that helped you on your music/audio journey?
WPLJ and WNEW  in New York...    
Are Quicksilver power tube amps in the same league as VAC, VTL, BAT, ARC, ...?
Purchased my Quicksilver Minimite Monoblocks  new and have owned them since 2006. I consider them to be some of the best sounding power amplifiers I have ever heard.  Regarding their design, they are simplicity itself, using point to point wiring ... 
How do I beat my Antique Sound Labs AV25?
For the money the ASL Wave DT25 mono's are difficult to beat. They have a good circuit and the tube complement sounds very nice. I own a pair of AV25's that I purchased new back in early 2007, and use them to drive a pair of Linn Kan I's. My syste... 
Quicksilver Mini Mono's-New transformers
Oftentimes, when audio designers make these statements it'susually hype. However, Mike Sanders has a reputation for being conservative. So the new transformers on the Quickie 25's probably do offer noticeable sonic improvements, or Mike wouldn't h... 
Belles Research Corporation? ?
The Belles Research I amplifier and preamplifer were my first pieces of high end amplification. I purchased them in 1983, to go with a Rega Planar II, Lustre tonearm and R100 MM cartridge.At the time I purchased a pair of Pyramid Met 7 speakers, m... 
Krell KSA 50 vs. todays ss amps?
I owned a Krell KSA 50 in the early 90's, bought used from Walt Bender's AudioMart. Sorry to hear about Walt's passing - may he rest in peace.The KSA 50's circuit toplogy is a simple layout which incorporates excellent quality components.It's soun... 
My Turntable Collection.....
Turntable collections? hmmm.. Never thought about collecting them, although I have nice collection of vintage tuners.I've owned some TT's in the past, but nothing super exotic.My latest is an old Systemdek IIX that I restored two years ago. The ta... 
Classe DR-2 vs Classe DR-3
I have owned both the Classe DR-2 and the larger DR-3 VHC amplifiers. And Woodmann's characterization of the sound is spot on.The DR-3 was 45 wpc pure class A, while the DR-2 was only 25. The VHC had more of everything soundwise - with plenty of b... 
The best sounding FM Tuner is.....
I've owned myriad vintage FM tuners and have enjoyed everyone of them.Of the tuners I've owned, my favorites include:Day Sequerra FM StudioMcIntosh MR65BMarantz Model 125Revox B261Naim NAT 01 
Battle of the "Davids"......Belles vs. Berning
This author owned a Belles I amp and matching preamp in the 1980's that I lived happily with for nearly a decade. This gear was well built, good sounding, powerful, and affordable. I once had the opportunity to speak with David Belles when he was ... 
VAC PA60
Not sure about the PA60, but I recently read over an old Stereophile article on the PA90 in which the reviewer stated that he much preferred the Gold Lion KT-77's that he was using to the stock EL-34's that the PA90 was sold with.His review was th... 
Personal amp evolution
Ah, this a great thread.My amplifier evolution began from an XAM Mk 3 integrated at at age 5.Since then:Harmon Kardon Citation 30Marantz 2230 receiverKenwood KA-8100Belles 1 amp and preampNaim NAC72/NAC32.5/Hicap/NAP110 -- later on NAP160, 250, &a... 
Difference between McIntosh MR65 and MR65B
Yes I did know that Aaron was Bette's manager. He was a great man who exposed the Illuminati for what they were and how they have overrun our once great nation.Enjoy the music,Jimmyblues 
Difference between McIntosh MR65 and MR65B
Sounds good .. just don't take any of those nearly worthless Federal Reserve Notes -- try to get some "gold" instead. ; )-- see Aaron Russo's America From Freedom To Fascism To learn more about what I am talking about -- the Federal Reserve System... 
Difference between McIntosh MR65 and MR65B
The difference is in the multiplex unit. Unlike the MR-66 which had an outboard MPX unit, the MR-65 multiplex had an internal adaptor.The early version of the MR-65 was a monaural tuner that included a stereo mpx input on the tuner chassis; which ...